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  • Denise Russell United States

    I try not to think about my Mom because it still hurts. I could so relate to when you said "I use to speak to her everyday and I am so grateful she "gave me Jesus"!!!! I know that is what makes it so hard to let go, she gave the BEST and was the BEST. I miss her so much but I am so happy she gave me Jesus...the comforter and the lover of all!

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    • Jeri Pierre New York, NY #1576103

      Thank you Mr. Perry for this inspirational section of your website. My husband and I have two young children, and I was expecting you to begin to speak about raising kids off the bat. But, when you begin with YOUR relationship with your mother and how much you 've missed her these last two years. My heart grew heavy and the tears began to fall, because I too had a very close relationship with my Mom and she passed away in August. I am still praying to the Lord to help me through my grieving process . Just like you and your mother, we were best friends and she was my biggest fan and encourager. She taught me about Jesus and how to pray. She was not rich, but she richly blessed me and my children with her kindness and values and strong spirit. I miss her everyday and I tell my kids to keep the faith and they will see their Grandmother again in heaven. I am using her model of hard work, faith and kindness to teach my kids the keys to success. Mommy loved your films, Madea's character in particular and laughter is the best medicine! Thank you for your work and your big heart! God bless you, Jeri Pierre

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  • Glenda Jennings Harrison Washington, DC

    Mr. Perry, Thanks so much for your inspiring video on what we can pass down to our children. My grandmother raised me and she passed on so much that I feel a great deal of responsibility now that the mantel has been passed to me and my mother is disabled. My children however are slow learners at the ripe age of 36 and 32 respectively, but I'm trusting God that they will get my lessons before I leave this earth. It is so important to me that I know that they are turning the corner before I leave. Yes, I gave my grandmother and grandfather hell....but thank God they both saw me turn the corner before they left this earth. And I'm convinced that the Lord looked upon them both and said well done my good and faithful servants. What they left for me I want to share with not only my children, but all those young people that I come in contact with because in the words of Sly Stone..."You can make it if you try" and if you depend totally on Jesus!

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    • Eloise Atlanta,GA #1570767

      Mr. Perry I THANK God for you. I thank you for allowing the Lord to use you and not be persuaded by money or things. I thank you for how you let the Lord lead you in choosing your cast. I have 3 children and a single mother who have recently been hit with some health issues. I don't have money or even things but i do have that FAITH of a mustard seed to know and believe that the healing is coming. That's what i have. My Mom is no longer with me but it goes a long way the things she taught, "don't know when it's coming but know it's coming" that's faith. Thank you for all that you and your cast do. My kids love you all so much, when the cable is off (yall know how that is sometimes :) all my daughter does is watch your movies over and over. Thanks again for all that you do. I will continue to keep you in my Prayers.

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  • junean atlanta

    I give my children courageous to go out in the world to be what ever you want to be, I also allow them to participate in things that would help the community,they see my struggles dealing with a handicap child and trying to work who Which I would not be in this situation if Brooklyn Hospital in Brooklyn New York had did there job they said she wouldn't live pass 3 years she just turn 16, I thank go every day ,so what I'm teaching them never give up fight the battle to the end god got your back.

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  • Brenda McEntire Spindale, NC

    Even though I could not get this video going, I will comment anyway. One of my past jobs was working with neglected and abused children and though at times it was very heart wrenching, it was one of the most rewarding jobs I've ever held, if not the most in my entire working career. I've worked with Willie M. boys, newborns as well as teenage boys and girls. I can tell you that not only did I teach and demonstrate, I also learned as well, so very much from these children who through no fault of their own could not ever understand why someone threw them away. One of the most important things that I learned is that children NEED to know that they are worthy and that they are truly loved. It does not matter to them if dad/mom is on drugs, alcohol, etc., it matters that someone claims them and accepts them and that someone is the person that has the position of mom/dad or mom and dad. Children are not bad, they're simply the products of their environment that needs guidance, love and respect and with that being said, I find myself even today correcting folk when they point out "bad kids"!! I also have the "hobby" if you will, of going to Mickey D's to notice the interaction of kids with the adults they're with. I know some people personally who cannot stand to hear me say that almost/always most of the time kids are reflections of the adults that surround them or the lack thereof. Most times the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Thank God for the people we've had around us, at least some of us, that took over the big responsibility of rearing or helping out with steering us in the right way!! I am an in your face kind of person, with love of course, and that is how I dealt with "my children"! Luv ya, Ty

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